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Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(born 2 June 1943 as Gnanathesikan) is an Indian film composer who works in the South Indian cinema, predominantly in Tamil since the mid 1970s. Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
is also an instrumentalist, conductor, singer and songwriter. He has composed more than 6500 songs and provided film scores for more than 1000 films.[1][2][3] Singers S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra
K. S. Chithra
and S. Janaki
S. Janaki
have sung most of their greatest hits in his music. He integrated folk with western classical music in Tamil cinema and introduced western musical sensibilities into the South Indian musical mainstream. Ilaiyaraja is also known for creating music by fusing symphonic orchestration with traditional Indian instrumentation, often performed by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra. In 1993, he organised a full symphony performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
in London
London
and thus became the First Indian to compose a full symphony,[4] with Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar
being the only other Indian to do so. He is also the first Asian to compose a full symphony performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.[5] He has won five Indian National Film Awards (the highest film honor in India); three for Best Music Direction and two for Best Background Score.[6] In 2010 he has received the Padma Bhushan, awarded by the Government of India and in 2018 he was presented the Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
award which is the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India.[7][8] In the 2000s, he composed a variety of non-film music, including religious and devotional songs, an oratorio and world music. He is usually referred as Isaignani (Musical Genius), or as the Maestro.[9] Ilaiyaraja is a gold medalist in classical guitar from Trinity College of Music, London. In 2003, according to an international poll conducted by BBC, more than half-a million people from 165 countries voted his composition Rakkamma Kaiya Thattu from the 1991 film Thalapathi
Thalapathi
as the fourth in the world's top 10 most popular songs of all time.[10] He was also nominated in the Best Indian album Music Awards category[11] at US based Just Plain Folks Music Organization, which is the largest grassroots music organization in the world, and stood third for his "Music Journey: Live in Italy".[11] In 2012, he received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
for his creative and experimental works in the music field.[12] In 2014, he has been chosen for his outstanding contribution to the Indian film music and was awarded the SIES Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati National Eminence award.[13][14] In 2015, he was also honoured with the Centenary Award for lifetime achievement at the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Panaji, Goa.[15] On December 31, 2015, he was nominated by the Kerala Government for Nishagandi Puraskaram, the top award conferred by the Kerala Government's Tourism Ministry, for his artistic excellence and contributions to the Indian film industry.[16] In a poll conducted by CNN-IBN
CNN-IBN
celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema in 2013, Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
was voted as the all-time greatest film-music director of India with a maximum of 49%.[17]

Contents

1 Early life and family 2 Early exposure to music 3 Session musician
Session musician
and film orchestrator 4 Film composer

4.1 Impact and musical style

5 Musical characteristics 6 Non-cinematic output 7 Notable works 8 Live performances 9 Copyrights Controversy 10 Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
discography 11 See also 12 References 13 Further reading 14 External links

Early life and family Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
was born as Gnanathesikan in 1943 in a normal middle-class family in Pannaipuram, Theni district, Tamil Nadu, India.[18][19] When he joined school his father changed his name to "Rajaiya", but his village people used to call him "Raasayya".[20] Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
joined Dhanraj Master as a student to learn musical instruments and the master renamed and called him just "Raaja".[21] In his first movie Annakili, Tamil film
Tamil film
producer Panchu Arunachalam added "Ilaiya" (Ilaiya means younger in Tamil language) as a prefix in his name Raaja, and he named him as "Ilaiyaraaja", because in the 1970s there was one more music director A. M. Rajah
A. M. Rajah
who was a popular one.[22] Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
was married to Jeeva and the couple has three children—Karthik Raja, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja
and Bhavatharini—all film composers and singers.[23][24] His wife Jeeva died on 31 October 2011.[25] Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
has a brother; Gangai Amaran, who is also a music director and lyricist in the Tamil film
Tamil film
industry.[26] Early exposure to music Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
grew up in a rural area, exposed to a range of Tamil folk music.[27] At the age of 14, he joined a travelling musical troupe headed by his elder brother Pavalar Varadarajan, and spent the next decade performing throughout South India. While working with the troupe, he penned his first composition, a musical adaptation of an elegy written by the Tamil poet laureate Kannadasan for Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister.[28] In 1968, Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
began a music course with Professor Dhanraj in Madras (now Chennai),[21] which included an overview of Western classical music, compositional training in techniques such as counterpoint, and study in instrumental performance. Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
specialized in classical guitar and had taken a course in it at the Trinity College of Music, London.[29] Session musician
Session musician
and film orchestrator In the 1970s in Chennai, Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
played guitar in a band-for-hire, and worked as a session guitarist, keyboardist, and organist for film music composers and directors such as Salil Chowdhury
Salil Chowdhury
from West Bengal.[30][31][32][33] After being hired as the musical assistant to Kannada film composer G. K. Venkatesh, he worked on 200 film projects, mostly in Kannada cinema.[34] As G. K. Venkatesh's assistant, Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
would orchestrate the melodic outlines developed by Venkatesh. During this period, Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
also began writing his own scores. To hear his compositions, he would persuade Venkatesh's session musicians to play excerpts from his scores during their break times. Film composer In 1975, film producer Panchu Arunachalam commissioned him to compose the songs and film score for a Tamil-language film called Annakkili ("The Parrot").[35] For the soundtrack, Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
applied the techniques of modern popular film music orchestration to Tamil folk poetry and folk song melodies, which created a fusion of Western and Tamil idioms.[36][37] Ilaiyaraaja's use of Tamil music in his film scores injected new influence into the Indian film score milieu.[38] By the mid-1980s Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
was gaining increasing stature as a film composer and music director in the South Indian film industry.[39] He has worked with Indian poets and lyricists such as Kannadasan, Vaali, Vairamuthu, O. N. V. Kurup, Sreekumaran Thampi, Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Aacharya Aatreya, Sirivennela Sitaramasastri, Chi. Udaya Shankar and Gulzar
Gulzar
and is well known for his association with filmmakers such as Bharathiraja, S. P. Muthuraman, J. Mahendran, Balu Mahendra, K. Balachander, Mani Ratnam, Sathyan Anthikkad, Priyadarshan, Fazil, Vamsy, K. Vishwanath, Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, Bala and R. Balki. Impact and musical style Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
was one of the earliest Indian film composers to use Western classical music harmonies and string arrangements in Indian film music.[40] This allowed him to craft a rich tapestry of sounds for films, and his themes and background score gained notice and appreciation among Indian film audiences.[41] The range of expressive possibilities in Indian film music was broadened by Ilaiyaraaja's methodical approach to arranging, recording technique, and his drawing of ideas from a diversity of musical styles.[40] According to musicologist P. Greene, Ilaiyaraaja's "deep understanding of so many different styles of music allowed him to create syncretic pieces of music combining very different musical idioms in unified, coherent musical statements".[39] Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
has composed Indian film songs that amalgamated elements of genres such as Afro-tribal, bossa nova, dance music (e.g., disco), doo-wop, flamenco, acoustic guitar-propelled Western folk, funk, Indian classical, Indian folk/traditional, jazz, march, pathos, pop, psychedelia and rock and roll. By virtue of this variety and his intermingling of Western, Indian folk and Carnatic elements, Ilaiyaraaja's compositions appeal to the Indian rural dweller for its rhythmic folk qualities, the Indian classical music enthusiast for the employment of Carnatic Ragas, and the urbanite for its modern, Western-music sound.[42] Ilaiyaraaja's sense of visualization for composing music is always to match up with the story line of the running movie and possibly by doing so, he creates the best experience for the audience to feel the emotions flavored through his musical score. He mastered this art of blending music to the narration, which very few others managed to adapt themselves over a longer time.[3] Although Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
uses a range of complex compositional techniques, he often sketches out the basic melodic ideas for films in a very spontaneous fashion.[27][39] Musical characteristics

Maestro Ilayaraaja attended the inauguration of 91st Music Academy Concerts & Conferences, 2017 on December 15th as the chief guest. Here he's seen with (from left to right) N. Murali, Sudha Ragunadhan, Chitraveena N Ravikiran, T V Gopalakrishnan, A Kanyakumari etc.

Ilaiyaraaja's music is characterised by the use of an orchestration technique that is a synthesis of Western and Indian instruments
Indian instruments
and musical modes. He uses electronic music technology that integrates synthesizers, electric guitars and keyboards, drum machines, rhythm boxes and MIDI
MIDI
with large orchestras that feature traditional instruments such as the veena, venu, nadaswaram, dholak, mridangam and tabla as well as Western lead instruments such as saxophones and flutes.[39] The basslines in his songs tend to be melodically dynamic, rising and falling in a dramatic fashion. Polyrhythms are also apparent, particularly in songs with Indian folk or Carnatic influences. The melodic structure of his songs demand considerable vocal virtuosity, and have found expressive platform amongst some of India's respected vocalists and playback singers, such as Rajkumar, T. M. Soundararajan, K. J. Yesudas, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, P. Susheela, Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, Jayachandran, S. P. Sailaja, Jency, Swarnalatha, K. S. Chithra, Minmini, Sujatha, Malaysia Vasudevan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan, Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam
Sadhana Sargam
and Shreya Ghoshal. Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
has sung over 400 of his own compositions for films, and is recognisable by his stark, deep voice. He has penned the lyrics for some of his songs in Tamil.[43][44] Non-cinematic output Ilaiyaraaja's first two non-film albums were explorations in the fusion of Indian and Western classical music. The first, How to Name It? (1986), is dedicated to the Carnatic master Tyāgarāja and to J. S. Bach. It features a fusion of the Carnatic form and ragas with Bach partitas, fugues and Baroque
Baroque
musical textures.[45] The second, Nothing But Wind (1988), was performed by flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia
Hariprasad Chaurasia
and a 50-piece orchestra and takes the conceptual approach suggested in the title — that music is a natural phenomenon akin to various forms of air currents (e.g., the wind, breeze, tempest etc.).[46] He has composed a set of Carnatic kritis that was recorded by electric mandolinist U. Srinivas
U. Srinivas
for the album Ilayaraaja's Classicals on the Mandolin (1994). Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
has also composed albums of religious/devotional songs. His Guru Ramana Geetam (2004) is a cycle of prayer songs inspired by the Hindu mystic Ramana Maharshi, and his Thiruvasakam: A crossover (2005) is an oratorio of ancient Tamil poems transcribed partially in English by American lyricist Stephen Schwartz and performed by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra.[47][48] Ilaiyaraaja's most recent release is a world music-oriented album called The Music Messiah (2006).[49] Notable works Ilaiyaraaja's composition "Rakkama Kaiya Thattu", sung by SPB and Swarnalatha in the movie Thalapathi
Thalapathi
(1991), was among the songs listed in a BBC
BBC
World Top Ten music poll.[50] The soundtrack of My Dear Kuttichathan, the first stereoscopic 3D film made in India is composed by him. He composed the music for Nayagan (1987), an Indian film ranked by TIME Magazine as one of the all-time 100 best movies,[51] a number of India's official entries to the Oscars, such as Swathi Muthyam (1986),Nayagan (1987), Thevar Magan
Thevar Magan
(1992), Anjali (1991), Guru (1997) and Hey Ram
Hey Ram
(2000),[52] and for Indian art films such as Adoor Gopalakrishnan's FIPRESCI Prize-winning Nizhalkuthu
Nizhalkuthu
("The Shadow Kill") (2002).[53] Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
has composed music for events such as the 1996 Miss World
Miss World
beauty pageant that was held in Bangalore, India, and for a documentary called India 24 Hours (1996).[54] The Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas
sampled the Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
composition "Unakkum Ennakum" from Sri Raghavendra (1985), for the song "The Elephunk Theme" on Elephunk
Elephunk
(2003).[55] The alternative artist M.I.A. sampled "Kaatukuyilu" from the film Thalapathi
Thalapathi
(1991) for her song "Bamboo Banga" on the album Kala (2007). Also, Gonjasufi
Gonjasufi
sampled "Yeh Hawa Yeh Fiza" from the movie Sadma. Live performances Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
rarely performs his music live. His last major live performance, the first in 25 years, was a four-hour concert held at the Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru
Indoor Stadium in Chennai, India on 16 October 2005.[56] He performed in 2004 in Italy at the Teatro Comunale di Modena, an event-concert presented for the 14th edition of Angelica, Festival Internazionale Di Musica, co-produced with the L'Altro Suono Festival.[57] On 23 October 2005, "A Time For Heroes", sponsored by different agencies including the Melinda and Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Foundation, saw Hollywood star Richard Gere, Tamil and Telugu stars converging on the city for an evening of "infotainment" – they spoke in one voice on HIV/AIDS. The event organized at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, on Saturday, 22 October 2005, took off with Maestro Ilaiyaraaja's composition rendered by singer Usha Uthup. A television retrospective titled Ithu Ilaiyaraja ("This is Ilaiyaraja") was produced, chronicling his career.[58] He last performed live at the audio release function of the film Dhoni and before that, he performed a programme that was conducted and telecasted by Jaya TV titled Enrendrum Raja ("Everlasting Raja") on 28 December 2011 at Jahawarlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai. On 23 September 2012, he performed live in Bangalore
Bangalore
at National High School Grounds. On February 16, 2013, Ilayaraja made his first appearance in North America performing at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.[59] The Toronto concert was promoted by Trinity Events for Vijay TV in India and produced by Sandy Audio Visual SAV Productions with PA+. Following his show at Toronto, Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
also performed at the Prudential Center
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey on February 23, 2013 and at the HP Pavilion at San Jose
HP Pavilion at San Jose
on March 1, 2013. After his North America tour he made a live performance at The O2 Arena
The O2 Arena
in London
London
on August 24, 2013, along with Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
and his sons Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja
and Karthik Raja.[60] Ilaiaraaja and his team performed live again in North America in 2016. They performed at places like San Jose, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta and New Jersey.[61] Copyrights Controversy In 2017, Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
filed a suite in court for copyrights of his songs. He sent legal notices to SP. Balasubramaniam and Chitra prohibiting them to sing his compositions. He claims to have filed legal notices in 2015 to various music companies who produced his records.[62] Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
discography Main article: Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
discography

A Graphical Representation of Ilaiyaraaja's Discography Over the Years with Colours to Represent Languages, Done Through Web-Scraping Using Python.

Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
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Ilaiyaraaja
1980s Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
1990s Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
2000s Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
2010s New/Non-Film

See also

List of songs recorded by Ilaiyaraaja List of awards and nominations received by Ilaiyaraaja

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http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/music/Bring-on-the-music/article17201325.ece Further reading

Prem-Ramesh. 1998 Ilaiyaraja: Isaiyin Thathuvamum Alagiyalum (trans.: Ilaiyaraja: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Music). Chennai: Sembulam. Ilaiyaraaja. 1998 Vettaveli Thanil Kotti Kidakkuthu (trans.: My Spiritual Experiences) (3rd ed.). Chennai: Kalaignan Pathipagam. → A collection of poems by Ilaiyaraaja Ilaiyaraaja. 1998 Vazhithunai. Chennai: Saral Veliyeedu. Ilaiyaraaja. 1999 Sangeetha Kanavugal (trans.: Musical Dreams) (2nd ed.). Chennai: Kalaignan Pathipagam. → An autobiography about Ilaiyaraaja's European tour and other musings. Ilaiyaraaja. 2000 Ilaiyaraajavin Sinthanaigal (trans.: Ilaiyaraaja's Thoughts). Chennai: Thiruvasu Puthaka Nilayam. Srinivasan, Pavithra (2010-09-20). "Making Music, Raja-style". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 

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Ebrahim Alkazi Kishori Amonkar Amitabh Bachchan M. Balamuralikrishna T. Balasaraswati Asha Bhosle Nandalal Bose Hariprasad Chaurasia Girija Devi Kumar Gandharva Adoor Gopalakrishnan Satish Gujral Gangubai Hangal Bhupen Hazarika M. F. Husain Ilaiyaraaja Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer Bhimsen Joshi Ali Akbar Khan Amjad Ali Khan Allauddin Khan Bismillah Khan Ghulam Mustafa Khan Yamini Krishnamurthy Dilip Kumar R. K. Laxman Birju Maharaj Kishan Maharaj Lata Mangeshkar Sonal Mansingh Mallikarjun Mansur Zubin Mehta Mario Miranda Kelucharan Mohapatra Raghunath Mohapatra Jasraj
Jasraj
Motiram Benode Behari Mukherjee Hrishikesh Mukherjee Rajinikanth Ram Narayan D. K. Pattammal K. Shankar Pillai Akkineni Nageswara Rao Kaloji Narayana Rao Satyajit Ray S. H. Raza Zohra Sehgal Uday Shankar Ravi Shankar V. Shantaram Shivkumar Sharma Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman M. S. Subbulakshmi K. G. Subramanyan Kapila Vatsyayan Homai Vyarawalla K. J. Yesudas

Civil Service

Bimala Prasad Chaliha Naresh Chandra T. N. Chaturvedi Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri Suranjan Das Rajeshwar Dayal Basanti Devi P. N. Dhar Jyotindra Nath Dixit M. S. Gill Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim H. V. R. Iyengar Bhola Nath Jha Dattatraya Shridhar Joshi Ajudhia Nath Khosla Rai Krishnadasa V. Krishnamurthy P. Prabhakar Kumaramangalam Pratap Chandra Lal K. B. Lall Sam Manekshaw Om Prakash Mehra Mohan Sinha Mehta M. G. K. Menon Brajesh Mishra Sumati Morarjee A. Ramasamy Mudaliar Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan Braj Kumar Nehru Bhairab Dutt Pande Ghananand Pande Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit T. V. Rajeswar C. R. Krishnaswamy Rao Pattadakal Venkanna R Rao V. K. R. V. Rao Khusro Faramurz Rustamji Harish Chandra Sarin Binay Ranjan Sen Homi Sethna Arjan Singh Harbaksh Singh Kirpal Singh Manmohan Singh Tarlok Singh Lallan Prasad Singh Balaram Sivaraman Chandrika Prasad Srivastava T. Swaminathan Arun Shridhar Vaidya Dharma Vira Narinder Nath Vohra

Literature and Education

V. S. R. Arunachalam Jagdish Bhagwati Satyendra Nath Bose Tara Chand Suniti Kumar Chatterji D. P. Chattopadhyaya Bhabatosh Datta Avinash Dixit Mahasweta Devi John Kenneth Galbraith Sarvepalli Gopal Lakshman Shastri Joshi Kaka Kalelkar Dhondo Keshav Karve Gopinath Kaviraj Kuvempu O. N. V. Kurup Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Sitakant Mahapatra John Mathai Kotha Satchidanda Murthy Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir Basanti Dulal Nagchaudhuri Bal Ram Nanda R. K. Narayan P. Parameswaran Amrita Pritam K. N. Raj C. Rangarajan Raja Rao Ramoji Rao Hormasji Maneckji Seervai Rajaram Shastri Kalu Lal Shrimali Govindbhai Shroff Khushwant Singh Chandeshwar Prasad Narayan Singh Premlila Vithaldas Thackersey Mahadevi Varma Bashir Hussain Zaidi

Medicine

Jasbir Singh Bajaj B. K. Goyal Purshotam Lal A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar S. I. Padmavati Autar Singh Paintal Kantilal Hastimal Sancheti Balu Sankaran V. Shanta Vithal Nagesh Shirodkar Prakash Narain Tandon Brihaspati Dev Triguna M. S. Valiathan

Other

Sunderlal Bahuguna B. K. S. Iyengar Rambhadracharya Ravi Shankar Jaggi Vasudev

Public Affairs

L. K. Advani Montek Singh Ahluwalia Aruna Asaf Ali Fazal Ali Adarsh Sein Anand Madhav Shrihari Aney Parkash Singh Badal Sikander Bakht Milon K. Banerji Mirza Hameedullah Beg P. N. Bhagwati Raja Chelliah Chandra Kisan Daphtary Niren De C. D. Deshmukh Anthony Lancelot Dias Uma Shankar Dikshit Kazi Lhendup Dorjee P. B. Gajendragadkar Benjamin A. Gilman Zakir Husain V. R. Krishna Iyer Jagmohan Lakshmi Chand Jain Aditya Nath Jha Murli Manohar Joshi Mehdi Nawaz Jung Ali Yavar Jung Vijay Kelkar Hans Raj Khanna V. N. Khare Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai Jivraj Narayan Mehta V. K. Krishna Menon Hirendranath Mukherjee Ajoy Mukherjee Pranab Mukherjee Padmaja Naidu Gulzarilal Nanda Govind Narain Fali Sam Nariman Hosei Norota Nanabhoy Palkhivala K. Parasaran Hari Vinayak Pataskar Sunder Lal Patwa Sharad Pawar Naryana Raghvan Pillai Sri Prakasa N. G. Ranga Ravi Narayana Reddy Y. Venugopal Reddy Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq Lakshmi Sahgal P. A. Sangma M. C. Setalvad Karan Singh Nagendra Singh Swaran Singh Walter Sisulu Soli Sorabjee Kalyan Sundaram Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi Atal Bihari Vajpayee M. N. Venkatachaliah Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Jigme Dorji Wangchuck

Science and Engineering

V. K. Aatre Salim Ali Norman Borlaug Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Rajagopala Chidambaram Charles Correa Satish Dhawan Anil Kakodkar A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan Har Gobind Khorana Daulat Singh Kothari Verghese Kurien Raghunath Anant Mashelkar G. Madhavan Nair Roddam Narasimha Jayant Narlikar Rajendra K. Pachauri Benjamin Peary Pal Yash Pal I. G. Patel Venkatraman Ramakrishnan K. R. Ramanathan Raja Ramanna C. R. Rao C. N. R. Rao Palle Rama Rao Udupi Ramachandra Rao Vikram Sarabhai Man Mohan Sharma Obaid Siddiqi E. Sreedharan M. R. Srinivasan George Sudarshan M. S. Swaminathan

Social Work

Baba Amte Pandurang Shastri Athavale Janaki Devi Bajaj Mirabehn Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Durgabai Deshmukh Nanaji Deshmukh Nirmala Deshpande Mohan Dharia U. N. Dhebar Valerian Gracias Veerendra Heggade Mary Clubwala Jadhav Gaganvihari Lallubhai Mehta Usha Mehta Sister Nirmala Nellie Sengupta

Sports

Viswanathan Anand Edmund Hillary Sachin Tendulkar

Trade and Industry

Dhirubhai Ambani Ghanshyam Das Birla Ashok Sekhar Ganguly Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan Lakshmi Mittal N. R. Narayana Murthy M. Narasimham Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi Azim Premji Prathap C. Reddy J. R. D. Tata Ratan Tata

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Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
award recipients (2010–19)

2010

Satya Paul Agarwal Mohammad Amin Sailesh Kumar Bandopadhyay M. S. Banga Anil Bordia Bipan Chandra B. K. Chaturvedi Sant Singh Chatwal G. P. Chopra Tan Chung Madhusudan Dhaky P. R. Dubhashi Puttaraj Gawai Belle Monappa Hegde Ilaiyaraaja Jagdish Chandra Kapur Shrinivas Khale Aamir Khan Sultan Khan Ram Kumar Kumudini Lakhia Kuzhur Narayana Marar Chhannulal Mishra Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss C. P. Krishnan Nair S. P. Oswal Akbar Padamsee Ramakanta Panda Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Arogyaswami Paulraj A. R. Rahman Moosa Raza Mallika Sarabhai Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana Abhijit Sen Satya Vrat Shastri Noshir M. Shroff Kushal Pal Singh Bikash Sinha Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Narayanan Vaghul P. K. Warrier Fareed Zakaria

2011

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Rajashree Birla M. N. Buch C. V. Chandrasekhar Ajai Chowdhry Yogesh Chander Deveshwar Satyadev Dubey T. J. S. George Shankha Ghosh Kris Gopalakrishnan Keki Byramjee Grant Shashi Kapoor Krishen Khanna Khayyam Chanda Kochhar Dwijen Mukhopadhyay Madavoor Vasudevan Nair Ramdas Pai Dashrath Patel Rajendra Singh Pawar Suryanarayanan Ramachandran Shobhana Ranade Gunupati Venkata Krishna Reddy Kallam Anji Reddy Waheeda Rehman Shyam Saran Analjit Singh Arpita Singh Surendra Singh R. K. Srikantan Raghavan Thirumulpad

2012

Suresh H. Advani Shabana Azmi Homi K. Bhabha Shashikumar Chitre Khaled Choudhury Jatin Das Vidya Dehejia Dharmendra S. N. Goenka M. S. Gopalakrishnan T. V. Gopalakrishnan Buddhadev Das Gupta Sunil Janah Anish Kapoor S. B. Mujumdar B. Muthuraman Mira Nair Arvind Panagariya José Pereira Mata Prasad M. S. Raghunathan P. Chandrasekhara Rao Ronen Sen Devi Shetty M. V. Subbiah N. Vittal N. H. Wadia George Yeo

2013

Satya N. Atluri Maharaj Kishan Bhan Jaspal Bhatti Rahul Dravid Adi Godrej Abdul Rashid Khan Rajesh Khanna Mary Kom Nandkishore Shamrao Laud Mangesh Padgaonkar Hemendra Singh Panwar Jogesh Pati Shivajirao Girdhar Patil A. Sivathanu Pillai D. Ramanaidu Kanak Rele V. K. Saraswat Ashoke Sen Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak B. N. Suresh Sharmila Tagore Ramamurthy Thyagarajan Saroja Vaidyanathan

2014

Anisuzzaman Mrityunjay Athreya Padmanabhan Balaram Dalveer Bhandari Ruskin Bond Anita Desai Pullela Gopichand Kamal Haasan Jyeshtharaj Joshi V. N. Kaul Neelam Kler M. Mahadevappa Leander Paes K. Radhakrishnan Anumolu Ramakrishna Thirumalachari Ramasami Lloyd Rudolph Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Vinod Prakash Sharma Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh Parveen Sultana Dhirubhai Thaker Vairamuthu J. S. Verma T. H. Vinayakram

2015

Jahnu Barua Manjul Bhargava Vijay P. Bhatkar Swapan Dasgupta David Frawley Bill Gates Melinda Gates Swami Satyamitranand N. Gopalaswami Subhash C. Kashyap Gokulotsavji Maharaj Saichiro Misumi Ambrish Mithal Sudha Ragunathan Harish Salve Ashok Seth Rajat Sharma Satpal Singh Shivakumara Swami Khadg Singh Valdiya

2016

Ravindra Chandra Bhargava Robert Blackwill Hafeez Contractor Indu Jain Heisnam Kanhailal Anupam Kher Sania Mirza Pallonji Mistry Udit Narayan Saina Nehwal Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad Vinod Rai N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya A. V. Rama Rao D. Nageshwar Reddy Dayananda Saraswati Barjinder Singh Hamdard Ram V. Sutar Tejomayananda

2017

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Deviprasad Dwivedi Ratnasundarsuri Niranjanananda Saraswati Cho Ramaswamy Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Tehemton Erach Udwadia

2018

Pankaj Advani Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mahendra Singh Dhoni Alexander Kadakin Ramachandran Nagaswamy Laxman Pai Arvind Parikh Sharda Sinha

# Posthumous conferral

1954–1959 1960–1969 1970–1979 1980–1989 1990–1999 2000–2009 2010–2019

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Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil

1991-2000

Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1991) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1992) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1993) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1994) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1995) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1996) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1997) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1998) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1999) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2000)

2001-present

Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj
(2001) Bharathwaj (2002) Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj
(2003) Bharathwaj & Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja
(2004) Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj
(2005) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2006) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2007) Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj
(2008) Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj
(2009)

2010-present

A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2010) G. V. Prakash Kumar (2011) D. Imman
D. Imman
(2012) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2013) Anirudh Ravichander
Anirudh Ravichander
(2014) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2015)

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National Film Award for Best Music Direction

1967–1980

K. V. Mahadevan (1967) Kalyanji Anandji (1968) S. Mohinder (1969) Madan Mohan (1970) Jaidev (1971) S. D. Burman
S. D. Burman
(1972) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1973) Ananda Shankar (1974) Bhupen Hazarika
Bhupen Hazarika
(1975) B. V. Karanth
B. V. Karanth
(1976) B. V. Karanth
B. V. Karanth
(1977) Jaidev (1978) K. V. Mahadevan (1979) Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1980)

1981–2000

Khayyam (1981) Ramesh Naidu (1982) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1983) Jaidev (1984) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1985) M. Balamuralikrishna
M. Balamuralikrishna
(1986) Vanraj Bhatia (1987) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1988) Sher Chowdhary (1989) Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Hridaynath Mangeshkar
(1990) Rajat Dholakia (1991) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1992) Johnson (1993) Ravi and Johnson (1994) Hamsalekha
Hamsalekha
(1995) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1996) M. M. Keeravani
M. M. Keeravani
(1997) Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
(1998) Ismail Darbar
Ismail Darbar
(1999) Anu Malik
Anu Malik
(2000)

2001–2008

A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2001) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2002) Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy
(2003) Vidyasagar (2004) Lalgudi Jayaraman
Lalgudi Jayaraman
(2005) Ashok Patki
Ashok Patki
(2006) Ouseppachan (2007) Ajay−Atul
Ajay−Atul
(2008)

2009- Present

Songs

Amit Trivedi (2009) Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
(2010) Neel Dutt
Neel Dutt
(2011) Shailendra Barve (2012) Kabir Suman
Kabir Suman
(2013) Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
(2014) M. Jayachandran
M. Jayachandran
(2015) Bapu Padmanabha
Bapu Padmanabha
(2016)

Background score

Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(2009) Isaac Thomas Kottukapally (2010) Mayookh Bhaumik (2011) Bijibal
Bijibal
(2012) Shantanu Moitra
Shantanu Moitra
(2013) Gopi Sundar
Gopi Sundar
(2014) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(2015) Bapu Padmanabha
Bapu Padmanabha
(2016)

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Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director

1969–1980

G. Devarajan
G. Devarajan
(1969) G. Devarajan
G. Devarajan
(1970) V. Dakshinamoorthy
V. Dakshinamoorthy
(1971) G. Devarajan
G. Devarajan
(1972) K. Raghavan M. B. Sreenivasan
M. B. Sreenivasan
(1973) M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
(1974) Bhaskar Chendra Varker (1975) A. T. Ummer (1976) K. Raghavan
K. Raghavan
(1977) M. B. Sreenivasan
M. B. Sreenivasan
(1978) None (1979) Jerry Amaldev (1980)

1981–2000

M. B. Sreenivasan
M. B. Sreenivasan
(1981) Johnson (1982) Shyam (1983) Shyam (1984) G. Devarajan
G. Devarajan
(1985) Bombay Ravi (1986) Ouseppachan (1987) G. Aravindan (1988) Johnson (1989) Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath Jerry Amaldev (1990) Raveendran (1991) Bombay Ravi (1992) S. P. Venkatesh (1993) Berny-Ignatius
Berny-Ignatius
(1994) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1995) Vidyasagar (1996) Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri
Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri
(1997) Vidyasagar (1998) Sunny Stephen (1999) Vidyasagar (2000)

2001–present

M. G. Radhakrishnan (2001) Raveendran (2002) M. Jayachandran
M. Jayachandran
(2003) M. Jayachandran
M. Jayachandran
(2004) M. G. Radhakrishnan (2005) Ramesh Narayan
Ramesh Narayan
(2006) M. Jayachandran
M. Jayachandran
(2007) M. Jayachandran
M. Jayachandran
(2008) Mohan Sithara (2009) M. Jayachandran
M. Jayachandran
(2010) Sharreth
Sharreth
(2011) M. Jayachandran
M. Jayachandran
(2012) Ouseppachan (2013) Ramesh Narayan
Ramesh Narayan
(2014) Ramesh Narayan
Ramesh Narayan
(2015) M. Jayachandran
M. Jayachandran
(2016)

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Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award for Best Music Director

1968-1980

M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
(1968) K. V. Mahadevan (1969) Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
(1970) Not awarded (1971) Not awarded (1972) Not awarded (1973) Not awarded (1974) Not awarded (1975) Not awarded (1976) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1977) M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
(1978) Shankar Ganesh
Shankar Ganesh
(1979) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1980)

1981-2000

Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1981) M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
(1982) Not awarded (1983) Not awarded (1984) Not awarded (1985) Not awarded (1986) Not awarded (1987) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1988) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1989) Deva (1990) M. M. Keeravani
M. M. Keeravani
(1991) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1992) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1993) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1994) Deva (1995) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1996) S. A. Rajkumar (1997) Bobby (1998) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(1999) Deva (2000)

2001-present

Vidyasagar (2001) Sirpy (2002) Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj
(2003) Srikanth Deva (2004) Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj
(2005) Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja
(2006) Vidyasagar (2007) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(2008) Sundar C. Babu (2009) Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja
(2010) Harris Jayaraj
Harris Jayaraj
(2011) D. Imman
D. Imman
(2012) Ramesh Vinayakam (2013) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2014)

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Filmfare Award South for Lifetime Achievement

1983–1989

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1983) Sowcar Janaki
Sowcar Janaki
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair (1986) Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
(1987) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1988) Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja
(1989)

1990–1999

Padmini (1990) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1991) L. V. Prasad
L. V. Prasad
(1992) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1993) K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, B. Saroja Devi, Madhu, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1994) Nagesh & Manorama (1995) Krishna & Sharada (1996) Nedumudi Venu
Venu
& S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1997) Allu Rama Lingaiah & Lakshmi (1998) Pandari Bai
Pandari Bai
& Mugur Sundar (1999) D. Ramanaidu & Sheela (2000)

2001–2010

M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
& Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2001) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao & Vishnuvardhan (2002) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
& Vijayashanti (2003) K. R. Vijaya & Ramoji Rao (2004) Thilakan
Thilakan
& Sukumari
Sukumari
(2005) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
& P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(2006) Sivakumar
Sivakumar
& Jaya Prada
Jaya Prada
(2007) Veturi Sundararama Murthy
Veturi Sundararama Murthy
(2008) Ambareesh & KPAC Lalitha (2009) Chiranjeevi
Chiranjeevi
& Jayasudha (2010)

2011–present

S. P. Muthuraman
S. P. Muthuraman
& Seema (2011) Bapu & Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(2012) Balu Mahendra
Balu Mahendra
& Jayabharathi
Jayabharathi
(2013) I. V. Sasi
I. V. Sasi
& Raadhika (2014) Mohan Babu (2015) Vijaya Nirmala (2016)

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